Tuesday, January 10, 2012

TRASHING LINCOLN --- BULLET TO THE BRAIN

WAS FREDERICK DOUGLAS STUPID?


Frederick Douglass insisted Lincoln was "radical, swift,  zealous and determined" for equality under the law, and the end of slavery.

Gee - that Douglass was stupid, right?  He just needed to learn about Lincoln's letter to Greeley, right? He just needed to learn about those ten quotes, right? 


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YOU ONLY KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TOLD



Abraham Lincoln was called a "Nigger lover"  "Negro Worshiper"   and "obessed with equality for the Nigger" more times than he could count.





And Lincoln was called that by his political enemies -- North and South.   Bet no one ever told you that.

Lincoln claims any black person is equal to ANY white person -- bet you did not know that.

See this movie clip -- from it, you COULD take a few words here, and a few words from there, and make Lincoln say, "blacks are certainly not my equal".

But clearly and emphatically Lincoln was saying any black person is equal to any white person.

Gee, I wonder why those who trash Lincoln "forget" to mention that.


Lincoln was lucky, and so are you, that he was not shot in the head for speaking for equality, sooner.  Yes, Lincoln sometimes spoke carefully -- but read the FULL quotes, careful or not, he kicked ass like no one else of his time, in those places.

It was easy to speak more bluntly than Lincoln did -- in the East, in Rochester, in Maine, to crowds that already agreed with you.

But in IL -- did you know it was illegal for blacks to move to Illinois?  Hell no you didn't know.

Did you know when Lincoln ran for Senate, and President, the Surpreme Court had officially ORDERED -- yes ordered -- see that word -- ordered -- that blacks be seen not as human beings, not as persons, but as property?   See more about that below -- and no, you had no clue. Don't pretend you did.

Lincoln was radical as hell for standing up as he did, where he did, and trying to get elected by people, many of whom would not spit on a black person if they were on fire.  And some folks were still shooting anyone they saw as too "Nigger friendly"  who might make your daughters "sleep with and marry with Niggers".

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 If Lincoln had been shot any of the first 1000 times he spoke for equality under the law, and for blacks to have all rights whites had, you would never have heard of Abraham Lincoln.

He would have just been another guy killed by those who killed abolitionist at the time. Even in IL, where it was legal to speak against slavery (in many states, it was not legal to speak against slavery)  it was physically dangerous to do so, depending on where and to whom you spoke.

Bet you did not know that. Bet no one ever told you. Lincoln's friend, Lovejoy, was killed -- burned to death -- for publishing an anti slavery newspaper, in Illinois. 

Lincoln took a bullett to the brain -- for speaking too candidly about voting rights for blacks.   


How the fuck did that turn into "Lincoln didn't really care"  or "Lincoln reluctantly freed the slaves" bullshit.

We tell you how that happened.




Lucky for him  -- and the US -- that Lincoln haters did not put a bullet to his brain before.  They did kill his friend -- Lovejoy, and killed many others, for speaking for equality.

Lincoln kicked ass --the only way you can trash Lincoln, is to take a snip here, a snip there, and ignore context.

Learn Lincolns  full speeches -- then lie all you want.  But don't be stupid. 



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" I SAW LINCOLN WITH A NIGGER AND WHITE WOMAN "

If you bother to read all the Lincoln Douglas debates, you will find  Stephen Douglas  told the crowd he saw Lincoln and a Nigger with a white woman in a carriage that day.

People were still getting killed for that -- and Douglas was taunting Lincoln,  telling them Lincoln wanted their daughters to "sleep with and marry with Niggers".

Yes some newspapers - and all history books -- cleaned up the language. But not all newspapers cleaned it up, as you will see.



And those supposedly horrible snippets from Lincoln?   Read those closely too.  Lincoln is parsing words,   cleverly as hell.  He did not give a shit if 100 years later, people would play games with his quotes, edit them and not show the whole thing.

Lincoln had a job to do -- and he did it.  His clever parsing of words was HOW he did it.  If you don't know the context, if you don't know his full speeches and actions,  liars, ass wipes, and stupid people can make you believe anything they want.

Get the full speeches, and his full actions, in context.

Fred Douglass was right - Lincoln was radical, swift, zealous and determined.   

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MOVIE CLIP EXPLAINS IT WELL

So happens, this clip from 1939 movie about Lincoln, script taken nearly verbatum from the Lincoln Douglas debates,  does a good job of showing Stephen Douglas attack Lincoln for wanting your daughters to sleep with "Niggers"  though they cleaned that part up.

 (See below, not all newspapers cleaned up the "sleep with Niggers" part.)

Lincoln would have gotten a bullett to the brain much sooner, if he had been any more radical -- his friend Lovejoy was killed.  People were still being killed, when Lincoln ran for Senate, for being "Negro Worshipers"  a nick name then, for anyone against slavery.

Bet you didn't even know that -- no one told you.

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Bet you had no clue Lincoln was called "Negro worshiper" in New York papers. 

Bet you had no clue Lincoln took a bullet to the brain, not long after talking about voting rights for blacks.

Bet you had no clue  Stephen Douglas called Lincoln a  "traitor" for refusing to agree with Supreme Court that blacks were not human beings (not persons) but property.


Eventually Lincoln took a bullett in the brain -- just for speaking too "radically" about voting rights for blacks.


 Frederick Douglass knew that.  And much more

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FRED DOUGLASS EXPLAINS LINCOLN
TO STUPID PEOPLE


"Lincoln was swift, radical, zealous, and determined (to end slavery).
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Stephen A Douglas:  "Mr. Lincoln cares more for the Nigger, than he cares about white folks..... Lincoln is a traitor who preaches revolution in his obsession for equality."


F. Douglass knew a few things you don't.

Like this -- Lincoln was vilified for being a "Nigger lover"  who was "obsessed with equality for the Nigger".


Douglass knew why Lincoln took a bullet to the brain.  You don't.  Booth changed his plan from kidnapping to killing, when he heard Lincoln speak TOO "Nigger lover" about voting rights for blacks.


Did you know that?


Douglass knew that. And much more.


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You can edit Lincoln's quotes -- he said any slave woman is equal to ANY white man, including him and Judge Douglas.  ANY black is equal to ANY white.

 Yes, Lincoln did parse words at times -- or he would have been shot sooner, and never would have been elected.  Try to grasp that.

Lincoln's FULL speech shows Lincoln said quite the reverse -- the lowest slave woman is equal to any man -- any man, including the judge, including equal to me.


Again, and again, and again, Lincoln's speeches are this way. Yes, he parses words, yes, he speaks in a way that seems to agree with a prejudice of the day.


But then Lincoln reverses direction -- as he did  so often. In fact, this was Lincoln's basic approach.  He could seem to mollify -- to agree -- with a prejudice of the day, then in humor, or clever prose, kick the living shit out of that same prejudice.


 ANY black person is equal to ANY white person in their rights under the law, he said, time and time again.  Why the fuck don't those who trash Lincoln tell you that?

And THAT -- equality of the races under the law -- was his main message.  No one did it better, more often, and in front of such hostile crowds.

Lincoln was NOT speaking to people who even wanted blacks in their state. Illinois law made it illegal for blacks to move to Illinois.  Just to say blacks should be treated equally under the law was fucking radical as hell, then, to those people.

Gee -- those who trash Lincoln never bother to tell you that, either.  Surprise surprise.

And that was fucking extremely radical -- where Lincoln was, and when he was.

If you don't know that, you don't know much about LIncoln or the Civil War.

And Douglass knew both.



Yes, you can find partial quotes -- and out of context -- but read Lincolns FULL speeches, learn his full actions, and no one comes  close -- for where he was, when he was, who he was speaking to, Lincoln was a extreme as hell.


No one -- no one -- went where Lincoln went (eg, his Kansas trip, where people were still being killed for speaking against slavery)  and spoke like Lincoln did.


SET IT UP TO MOW IT DOWN


Yes, he parsed words -- as one Lincoln expert said "Lincoln set it up, to mow it down".   


Lincoln did seem to agree, in very careful language, diplomatic language, that assured the audience he was NOT going to force their daughters to "sleep with Niggers"   as Douglas warned them -- but in "her natural right to eat the bread she made with her own hands she IS my equal, and the equal of ANY man."


Any slave, any black, is equal to any white man.


Boom. BOOM.   That was as radical as hell then, put in a very clever way no one could disagree with.


No one ever told you that, did they?  Especially not the lying bastards who trash Lincoln. 


Lincoln was not speaking to just folks who agreed with him, try to grasp that.


This was his technique in court -- he was damn good at it.  Dishonest or stupid people, therefore, can easily find partial quotes that make Lincoln seem terrible.
Lincoln used this type of language  thousands of times -- remember, he was running for office, not trying to get shot.

People were still being shot -- even in IL -- for being too radical for the  "Nigger"  if the wrong group heard you.

But you wont be so stupid if you read his FULL speeches and know context. 





Most newspapers cleaned up Stephen Douglas regular use of the word "Nigger" --but not all newspapers. In the Charleston debate, Douglas went from side to side of the stage, telling people LIncoln cared more for the Nigger than the white man. Lincoln was a traitor for even claiming blacks were full human beings with rights!

The US Supreme Court ruled blacks were NOT  human beings -- not persons -- for purposes of the Constitution, and LIncoln was a "triator" for rejecting the "wise decision of the court"  claimed Douglas.

See -- helps if you learn ALL the facts, first. 



Douglas claims the "Nigger"  is nothing but problems -- "blab about Niggers"  "the endless Nigger."






WTF?  No one told us that.  Obsessed for equality of "Niggers."

New York papers called Lincoln a "Negro Worshiper".  

LETTER TO GREELEY

Every high school history teacher can tell you about Lincoln's letter to Greeley, where LIncoln says if he could save the union withouth freeing and slaves, he would.

So why would Lincoln write that letter to Greeley??

Actually, Lincoln did NOT write that letter to Greeley  -- he wrote to the border states, via Greeley, because Lincoln knew that in 24-48 hours, most people that mattered would read his letter to "Greeley".

More about that, below.
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FREDERICK DOUGLASS
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STEVEN DOUGLAS

One of the few things in life Frederick Douglas agreed with Stephen A Douglas about, was that Lincoln was radical.


Radical? Lincoln? Oh hell no -- didn't Douglass know about that letter to Greeley?  What a fool that Fred Douglass was, right? 

Wrong.   

Douglass knew things -- you have no clue about.  Such as Lincoln was vilified for being a "obsessed with equality for the Nigger".

And that some Northern Congressmen wanted Lincoln arrested if he even spoke the WORDS that slavery should end.

Bet you never heard that, in your whole life? 

There were Northern Congressmen that supported the Civil War, but still wanted anyone arrested (including, especially) Lincoln if he even SAID slavery should end for the war to end.

Too complicated?  Need time?

Another thing -- four border states were about to join the Confederacy -- did you know that, or not.  If they join the Confederacy, the war is over, and as promised, slavery spreads.

Yes, Southern War ultimatums were for the spread of slavery --  more on that later.

Fred Douglass also knew Lincoln's big problem was not so much Southern leaders -- they could be dealt with.   But some in the North were doing all they could to help spread slavery, even after the Civil War started, like Roger Taney.

No, you did not know that.

More than anything, Lincoln had to keep those  border states in the Union.  That's what he did with the Greeley letter. He won the war.

Yeah, he is SO FUCKING horrible, he spoke about Union in a very clever way.   Oh my God how horrible.

But he had ALREADY a long history of kick ass actions and kick ass words against slavery.

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NOT HUMAN BEINGS

"BY ORDER OF THE COURT"

Here is another thing - and there are many - that those who trash Lincoln "forget" to mention.

Even historians who praise Lincoln, like to piss on him a little, just to prove to stupid people they are not caught up in "Lincoln fever".


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NO, your "history teacher" has no clue about some of this.

Blacks are HUMAN?  No way, said the court.

Stephen A Douglas made damn sure he told crowds Lincoln was radical, and violating his oath as an attorney -  and being a "traitor" in one speech  -- for simply saying blacks are human beings.

The US Supreme Court officially ruled -- RULED -- they are not human beings, but property.


Did you know Lincoln was "radical" for even claiming blacks were human beings, with rights?


When you understand that the US Supreme Court officially ruled -- in fact, ordered -- that blacks be seen not as human beings (not as persons) but as property, you won't be so stupid about history, or Lincoln.

Per the US Supreme Court in Dred Scott -- officially, not kinda, not sorta, not in a way -- blacks were not human beings for purposes of the Constitution, when Lincoln ran for US Senate.


There is not one "historian"  I have ever read that mentions this.   When Lincoln ran for Senate, then President, blacks were officially -- remember officially -- not human beings, not persons, under the Constitution.

Lincoln railed against this time, and time and time again.

Jeff Davis and Stephen A Douglas boasted of it. Blacks are PROPERTY, and as such Kansas (nor any place) can keep property out of a state or territory.

You had no clue about that, till just now, did you?  But this was the most basic argument Lincoln made, again, and again, and again, and again.  

From the decision itself. Read it.  These are the words Jeff Davis boasted of, and referred to.  The were the words that justified -- according to Davis -- everything Atchison did in Kansas, including his killing sprees, arrest of those who would not pledge allegance to slavery, and violent creation of a "bogus legislature".




Lincoln, again, and again, and again, was insulted in public, just because he claimed blacks were human beings and as such, had inalienable rights.


Did you know --  yes or no -- that New York papers made fun of Lincoln as a "Negro Worshiper"  because he said blacks were equal to whites?



Hell no, you don't know that.  Stuck in your mind is the out of context quote that seems Lincoln claims blacks are not equal. Read the whole quote, the whole speech, closely, and LIncoln is saying quite another thing.  And everyone knew it. No one  left a Lincoln speech or debate and was confused at all.
Lincoln was not just radical -- running for office where he was, where it was illegal for blacks to even move to Illinois, and the Supreme Court rules blacks are to be recognized as property, not persons -- he was damn radical.

And Douglas beat the living crap out of Lincoln for it. Read the damn debates --  Douglas was telling folks Lincoln wanted your daughters to sleep with *iggers.   Douglas had the crowd jeering and laughing at Lincoln,  calling him a "revolutionary" and obsessed with equality for the Negro.


Then Lincoln had to explain himself, to people  many of them, who saw blacks as some myterious part human, part animal that was a threat to your wife and daughter.


Did you know that, or not?   Maybe it's time you knew.



Like the letter to Greeley -- Four borders states were about to flip sides and join the Confederates, nearly did. If you did not know that, blame your history teacher.

Lincoln knew. The whole country knew.

In effect, Lincoln was writing to these Southern states -- not so much to Greeley. Greeley knew exactly why Lincoln said this.


The border states had "mini civil wars" going on, and they were slave states.  If Lincoln was too blunt then, they all join the Confederacy, and the Civil War is over.  SLavery spreads, exactly as Southern leaders promised.


But -- as Greeley knew well -- Lincoln had a long history, 1846 on, of kicking slavery in the ass.




Douglas won 1858 election, because of that.  Did you know that?  The electors saw Lincoln as too radical. Douglas fear and hate mongering worked.

There is not a history teacher in the US that teaches that, but it was as basic at it gets, in 1858.   This is essentially what Lincoln Douglas debated -- were blacks humans, or property?

Lincoln said they were human beings -- equal to ANY white man.


Stephen Douglas said blacks  were property --  per the US Supreme Court, he was right!!  Douglas said Lincoln was "preaching revolution" to say otherwise.

In the east, Douglas called LIncoln a traitor, a radical who cared more for the Negro that his own country and white race. He wanted folks to know -- Lincoln was far too radical to be elected, he would blacks voting, marrying and have mixed race babies.


People were still being killed for being that "radical".  Abolitionist was one rung above child molester, and not that far above, to many people.


We think of "abolitionist"  as good folks-- that term was an insult then, to many people.



Get your head around that.

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 The SCOTUS specifically ordered --

                   --  O R D E R E D -- 

that blacks were to be seen not as persons, but as property.  These few words -- from the decision itself -- ordered that blacks are to be seen as property, and ordered the fed gov to protect slavery, even in KS, where white voters had rejected slavery 90%.

This is from the decision, itself.  Remember this -- because your "history teacher" won't know and won't tell you. 




Taney declared that the "Constitution" -- meaning, him -- now recognizes slaves as property, not persons.   He pledges the federal government to protect slavery -- even in Kansas, where citizens there had rejected slavery overwhelmingly.


Did anyone bother to explain that very basic fact to you?

I did not find this in any book, not even books ABOUT Dred Scott case. I found these nine references in the decision itself.  Davis was proud of it -- Davis bragged of it. Douglas agreed enthusiastically, the South loved it.


No -- you don't know. You THINK you do, but you probably do not.  See what Douglass knew, much of this will be news to you.

Yes, there were more radical speakers -- they were not where Lincoln was, their audiences were in the East --and already agreed.  Lincoln was speaking to people where it was still dangerous to be an "abolitinionist". 
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The other Douglas (one s) said the same thing, but he was making fun of Lincoln.


" Lincoln wants your daughters to sleep with and marry with Niggers." 
1858 SPEECHES
"Mr. Lincoln is obsessed with equality for the Nigger."  

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LINCOLN OBSESSED WITH 

"NIGGER EQUALITY"?


WTF?  No one told us that.  Obsessed for equality of "Niggers"?



Lincoln was obsessed with equality for the Negro -- New York papers called him once a "Negro Worshiper" -- lingo at the time for anyone against slavery.



Read the FULL speeches -- holy shit, he kicks ass.  And learn context.  


Whatever the reason, no one  left a Lincoln speech, a debate, confused at all........ Lincoln was determined to "put slavery on the path to extinction" --and then, he did exactly that. 

Also -- no one else, then and there, delivered the powerful over the top declarations for equality -- in such an effective way.

Lincoln was taunted, jeered at, considered a "Nigger lover"  by his opponets and much of the public.


Lincoln spoke to crowds who disagreed with him, in areas it was still dangers to speak about equality.
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WHO ELSE -  THERE AND THEN??

Who else -- where Lincoln was, when he was, were as powerful and radical as Lincoln?

Yes, there were "fire breather" abolitionists -- IN MAINE. In New York.   They were paid, too.  Garrison and others made their living speaking to people who already agreed with them.

Lincoln was not paid, he paid for all his expenses. Unless you consider getting a bullet in the brain, his payment.  That's what Lincoln eventually got, for speaking too candidly about black equality for voting.


In fact, Lincoln was paid -- a bullet in the brain, for speaking too candidly about voting rights, see below.

The fire breathers were not in Illinois,  going where Lincoln went in "Little Egypt" where LIncoln's friend Lovejoy was killed for writing an abolition newspapers.

In fact, in Illinois, free black people could not even move there -- did you know that?

No one in Illinois or Missouri running for political office,going as "extreme" as Lincoln.

LINCOLN PAYS

Lincoln paid for his "obession for equality for the Nigger" told the crowds. Lincoln lost that election -- 

BULLET TO THE BRAIN



Lincoln would eventually take a  bullet to the brain, put there by John Wilkes Booth, after Booth heard Lincoln speak openly about voting rights for blacks.


Did you know Booth changed in his plan from kidnap to kill, after he heard LIncoln's speech about voting rights?


Oh -- you mean whoever told you LIncoln didn't really care about slavery, forgot to mention that?


Here is my surprised look.


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Did Lincoln's overall message say blacks are not his equal? Hell no.

But they quote that speech to make it seem like he was. 

  The female slave is Lincoln's equal, Douglas's equal, and the equal of any white man.  


Lincoln brought down the thunder, he kicked ass - in a way that no one could misunderstand.

Yes, people 100 years later liked to piss on Lincoln by selected misleading quotes.

Lincoln didn't give a fuck.  He kicked slavery in the ass sideways, and if lying bastards and opportunist wanted to play word games 100 years hence --I doubt he would give a shit.


So why quote the part where Lincoln seemed to say the opposite, and leave out his full speech?


Gee, why not mention that quote?  Lincoln had hundreds of those.


Why not mention Lincoln's actions -- kicking slavery in the ass, 1846 on, and then, when he could get his long strong arms around slavery's neck, LIncoln kept choking that bastard till it was dead, dead, and no one dared mention again, the "God of slavery."
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KILLING THE GOD OF SLAVERY

LINCOLN'S REAL ACCOMPLISHMENT




Killing the God of Slavery. Lincoln's final gesture





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No one seems to grasp this now -- but once Lee surrendered, do you know that no Southern leader, not one, not for the next 150 years, ever claimed that bullshit again, about God intended slavery, intended slaves be tortured (yes, they claimed that before, often) and that God wanted white men to enslave the black race.)

That all stopped -- instantly.  An amazing difference.  Blacks were still beaten, some were in slavery illegally, many of the horrible things continued.

But not that "God ordained" slavery shit.

Lincoln kicked that bastard sideways, and that God, really did, die.


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Plus Lincoln's actions.  Have you ever heard about his "radical" actions from 1846-65?

Douglass knew all these.  Did anyone bother to mention them, to you?


And mention how Douglas taunted Lincoln first, about wanting your daughters to sleep with and marry "*iggers".

By the way, when Douglas would taunt LIncoln about being for more for the Negro what for his own country,  crowds would boo Lincoln, and comments like "America is for whites" came from the audience, very likely Douglas plants in the auidience. 

Do you know Douglas took a cannon with him, and  entire railroad car of nothing but a cannon and shells, and had it fired before  his speeches?

No one told you that, did they.  That's the kind of thing Douglas did -- and it worked.

But stupid fucks, lying bastards, and "scholars" alike have taken that speech, and made Lincoln look horrible.

Remember  that.  Remember that.

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WTF do those who quote Lincoln, never quote that, and a thousand other quotes.  How about reading the whole damn speech? 

Don't have the time?  Or just already have your quip, and don't give a shit?  That's kinda it. 

More, why never show Lincoln's actions, kicking slavery in the ass sideways, as much as possible, where he was, when he was there?


Because bullshit sounds better?  That's probably one reason. The other is -- "scholars" often know things in shallow fashion, but can bloviate and bullshit, to give the misimpression they know all the facts. 
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And I found Jefferson Davis boasting of it. Not agreeing -- boasting. Davis used this decision as his "logic" that he could spread slavery into Kansas, against states rights.

this is from  his book -- READ IT.

Blacks are not to be recognized as persons - not part of the people.  And slavery is "entitled to protection" -- the federal government must protect slavery.

Lincoln knew this.  Hell most people alive knew it, on both sides.   Why the hell this is not taught, I don't know.   

Lincoln did know and did respond -- his House Divided speech is his major response to Dred Scott decision.  

Has anyone ever told you that? History teacher blab on about a complex balance of states rights,  blah, blah.  Jeff Davis hated and rejected states rights, by citing Dred Scott. 


SCHOLARS REPEAT BULLSHIT?

Believe it or not, "scholars"  can at times, repeat bullshit.   Something sounds good, if they have a quote or two to seemingly validate something, they go with it. 


Like baseball players love to hit home runs, "scholars" love to sound smart. Diminishing Lincoln is one way to sound smart.  Others out right trash Lincoln, for the same reason, to sound smart.

Trash Lincoln all you want -- just get all the facts, not selected quotes, out of context, which ignore the powerful, even stunning and radical things Llincoln said about equality of the races.  And -- learn what the hell he did -- that would be nice, too. 


Trash him for whatever reason you want -- just not out of stupidity.  
 See "On Bullshit" by a real scholar, Harry G Frankfort, Princeton. Really, scholars love to sound smart, that's their goal. Historians are no exceptions. Hell, they may do it more than most.
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Jefferson Davis did -- read his book. 

Lincoln was aghast, and Douglas was happy as a claim about Dred Scott.

It would help if your stupid teacher explained it, instead of yapping on like a moron about where Dred was from, etc etc.  
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Guess who knew that? 

Frederick Douglass knew.

Guess who also knew that, and got back into politics because of Dred Scott and Kansas Act?

Lincoln. 

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Blacks were "inferior" beings -- so inferior, per the Court, that no white person could assume they had any rights. 

Most high school and college teachers give the impression  Dred Scott decision being about "citizenship". 

  Gawd, what dumb asses teachers can  be about Lincoln.   It's not their fault, they get their information from books, instead of original sources.

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LINCOLN TOLD YOU

WAS HE LYING?

JEFFERSON DAVIS BOASTED OF IT -- WAS HE LYING?
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Guess who said Kansas and then Dred Scott decision were vile machinery, intentionally placed, to push slaver until it was forced into all states?

Lincoln.  And by the way, the logic of Dred Scott made that inevitable, unless the decision was overturned. 

Guess who did not know -- you didn't know. And likely, either did your "history" teachers. 
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There is not one in ten "history teachers" that can tell you the Taney court ordered - yes ordered -- the federal government to protect slavery.

Jeff Davis bragged about that fact -- did you know that?  Let me make this clear enough for history "teachers".

Jeff Davis bragged that Dred Scott decision ordered the protection of slavery.

Not kinda. Not sorta. Not in a way.  That's what he fucking bragged about -- even in his own book.  Go read his book.

When Davis sent Atchison to Kansas, and paid for the Texas men Atchison used, this was his justification -- Taney's order that blacks are not human beings, but property.   Very basic.

VERY basic.  



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The fact you do not know this -- everyone knew it in 1850's -- show how whitewashed the Dred Scott decision has been, we now teach it as something about "citizenship"  and Congress can not decide slavery issues in the territories.

You should read the whole decision-- the "logic" of their order was that blacks are NOT human beings, but "so inferior" they are a different class of beings.





This is much like Jefferson Davis claim -- that blacks are "so inferior" that they are a "different caste" . The Vice President of Confederacy boasted blacks are being punished by God for biblical sins.  

This is what Lincoln was up against.

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NEVER MIND

Never mind LIncoln's other 1000 letters, his 2000 speeches, his actions from 1846 on. Context does not matter?

The fact Lincoln was taunted as "Nigger lover"  and "Negro Worhiper" - does not matter?


The fact Lincoln's full speeches are powerful as hell -- and far more effective -- than anyone else at the time, does not matter?   


Doesn't Douglass know Lincoln was against equality!  Against popular sovereignty, for slavery?

Everyone knows that. We saw the quotes!


We have the proof in his own words, right?  Read all his words, you won't be so stupid.   Put all his words, together with his actions, and the actions of those killing to spread slavery -- you wont be so stupid about that, either.




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I know your "history teachers" didn't tell you, 
but Lincoln enemies shouted this out -- LIncoln was a radical and obsessed with equality -- for just saying blacks were human beings, with rights.

And Lincoln lost the Senate race, for that reason.

Douglas was able to stay in office two more years, helping his Southern friends, in Kansas.    

Stephen Douglas made fun of Lincoln -- so did Northern newspapers -- for claiming blacks were human beings, created by God with inalienable rights.

Many people -- even in the North - agreed with Douglas, not Lincoln. Lincoln lost that election.   He did not beat Douglas in 1858. 

It was illegal in Illinois -- Lincoln's state -- for blacks to move there.   If they weren't already there in 1850, it became against the law for blacks to move there!.

Did you know that? Hell no. 

This is as basic as it gets. Blacks are not human beings (not persons)  but inferior beings.

Guess who stood up to this shit?     

Lincoln. 

When LIncoln dared to call blacks not only human beings, but equal to whites in all rights under the law -- not only the South, but many in the North thought he was damn radical.

But since you probably never heard, much less knew, that the Court ordered blacks to be recognized as not persons, but property, you don't know much of what Lincoln was up against.

Maybe it's time you learned?_________________________________

We now have "history teachers" who have no clue Lincoln was hated, feared, mocked for being a "radical abolitionist" in newspapers in the NORTH.

Nor do they know much - if anything -- how Lincoln was  kicking slavery in the ass sideways from 1846 on. No,  he was not kicking slavery in the ass sideways like John Brown.






John Brown lasted about two hours, in Virginia, kicking slavery in the ass his way. Then he was hung, and so were his sons.

His other son already got killed, back in Kansas.

Lincoln fought a bit smarter -- and got the job done.
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HAD TO PARSE WORDS

Where he was, when he was, Lincoln was radical, even though he tried very hard to parse words to downplay the fears of Northern folks.


"Negro Worshiper" was a common taunt of people then who were against slavery.  Even New York papers taunted Lincoln as a Negro Worshiper, claiming Lincoln was out of his mind, by claiming blacks were equal to the white race.

You can -- many people do -- get Lincoln quotes and make it seem absolutely certain LIncoln thought blacks were inferior.

Read the WHOLE damn speech, and learn context. 

Lincoln brought down the thunder -- but you'd have to read the full speech, and know context.  If you want a quick quote to make you seem smart, you can do that and trash Lincoln.  Have a party, you will have a lot of people at that party.

Lincoln wanted your wife and daughter to "be with Niggers" on the same street, to marry "Niggers"  and let "Niggers" on juries and to vote. 
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UNION OR SLAVERY -- ONE HAS TO GO

Lincoln's letter to Greeley is one every body knows.  Yes, Lincoln made it very clear, in word and deed, that keeping the Union together meant slavery would have to end.

Southern leaders used Lincoln's House Divided Speech (either slavery will end, or the Union will end) to prove Lincoln was planning violence against the South.

When Lincoln wrote the letter to Greeley, four Southern states, still in the Union, were having a hell of a fight within the state, to join the Confederacy or Union.

Lincoln was actually writing those states -- via Greeley.   If those states go to the Confederacy, the war is not only over, but slavery spreads to Kansas and beyond, exactly as Southern War Ultimatums demanded. 

Greeley sure as hell knew what Lincoln was saying -- and read Lincoln's word very carefully.  He parsed words, so that the border states might stay in the Union, and slavery end that way. 






I SAW LINCOLN WITH A WHITE WOMAN AND BLACK MAN IN CARRIAGE 

Besides calling Lincoln a "Negro Worshiper"   who is "obsessed with equality for the Nigger",    Stephen Douglas made up stories that Lincoln was seen with white women and a black man, in a carriage.   


This is not in dispute, it's in the damn Lincoln Douglas debates, go read the debates!


The same debates everyone claims to know about, but seem cluess that in those debates,  Douglas called  Lincoln obsessed with "Nigger equality"

Go read the damn Lincoln Douglas debates, and have your "history teacher" do it, as well.


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DIFFERENT JOB

While Lincoln COULD legally speak against slavery in the North, he would have been arrested -- maybe hung -- for speaking like this in the South.   People today just don't grasp that.  


And while he COULD have written Greeley saying "Hell yes, Im going to end slavery if I can, the South started this shit, they were killing for 5 years already, their war ultimatums were about the spread of slavery.   It's time to kick their ass".

That would have felt nice -- and been true -- but Lincoln parsed words instead, and won the war, ended slavery.

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ABOLITIONIST SHOULD BE HUNG

People  were arrested in the South, just for owning the wrong  book-- even preachers were arrested.

The article claims the South is the most moral, religious, and contented law abiding people on earth.   But those abolitionist are against God, against religion, against decency, and should be hung.  


The US Senator from Missouri boasted in his speech, he would kill to spread slavery, and kill to stop folks from speaking openly against slavery. That's not from some nut -- that was a US Senator boasting of it.


Those against slavery are against human virture, against modesty, they "must be hung or put in the penitentary" or the South will secede at once.




 
Frederick Douglass knew about articles like this -- because he reprinted them, in his own paper.

So Douglas knew the dangers to Lincoln -- and he knew Lincoln was trying to win elections, to get support of folks who thought blacks were sorta dogs that could talk and walk upright.


But Frederick Douglass already knew that.


Even in Illinois, speaking too candidly against slavery could get you shot - a fact Lincoln's friend Lovejoy learned too late. He was killed for his anti slavery newspaper.


Lincoln himself was shot in the head, by Booth, after Booth heard Lincoln speak for voting rights for blacks. Booth changed his plan from kidnapping, to killing, because of Lincoln's speech about voting rights.


Did anyone bother -- ever -- to tell you that?


I just did. Frederick Douglass already knew it.



A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE
     MADE A LOT OF PEOPLE STUPID

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If you learn Lincoln's full speeches, and full actions, you wont be fooled so easily by dumbasses who claim Lincoln was not really against slavery, or only cared about Union.

Some of Lincoln's actions, 1846 on.





People who saw Lincoln's speeches and debates did not say stupid things like "Lincoln is not really against slavery".     Nor did they say "Lincoln was reluctant to free the slaves".   
  
But see the video anyway, "Nigger" word cleaned up to "Negro" or not.  And go read his full speeches, his full debates -- and learn his full actions.

You may learn a  lot.  We did.


Douglass knew that most whites -- even in the North - would not walk across the street to free a slave, much less fight a war to do it.  He knew Lincoln had to gather support from millions of people who did not want blacks living anywhere near them, including Illinois, where it was illegal for a black person to move to.

Your "history" teacher may or may not know that. But Frederick Douglass lived it.  When you understand what Douglass knew, and why he said Lincoln was radical, swift, zealous, and determined, you won't be so stupid about the Civil War, or Lincoln.


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Frederick Douglass was world famous before most people in  Illinois  ever heard of Lincoln.  He had been tortured, he has seen a slave woman whipped to death while the slave master shouted bible verses.

His biological father raped his mother, a slave woman, and would send bounty hunters after Douglass when he escaped.

Douglass  had seen slaves torn by slave dogs, specially trained to attack blacks who ran.


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Other things NORTHERN politicians and NORTHERN newspapers called Lincoln at the time:


"NIGGER LOVER"

"NEGRO WORSHIPPER"

"WANTS YOUR DAUGHTERS TO SLEEP WITH NIGGERS"

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"LINCOLN WILL DESTROY THE WHITE RACE BY STOPPING SPREAD OF SLAVERY" 

      'Lincoln is an ignorant man who, by stopping the spread of slavery, will be like burning us to death slowly'


     'Lincoln and black Republican's  true intention is clear, to abolish slavery in all of the states'


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If you told people in 1854-1865, that Lincoln was not against slavery, most of them would have looked at you like you were out of your mind.


For that place, and to the people Lincoln needed to get to vote for him, he was radical -- and lost several elections, because of it.



PARSING WORDS --  LETTER TO GREELEY


Actually, though Lincoln did parse words at times, overall, read his FULL speeches, and see, LIncoln was kicking slavery in the ass sideways, from 1846 on, when he stood up as a fresman Congressman, to President Polk, and called him on expanding slavery, via the Mexican War.

In fact, where he was, and where he was, LIncoln was radical as hell, and he had to be careful or he would have been shot much sooner.    

Those who claim LIncoln was not against slavery -- are you nuts?  NO one else did what he did, long before the Civil War. Lincoln essentially did nothing BUT travel around IL because of Kansas Act, and work to unseat the man who got it passed, Stephen A Douglas.

Lincoln gave over 2000 speeches, and his full speeches are amazing -- and for his time and place, radical as can be.

Others did speak more candidly -- but not in Illinois, and not where he did.   The big "abolitionist"  speakers would not dare go where Lincoln went -- they were speaking to audiences that already agreed with them.

Llincoln was speaking to folks who thought blacks were somehow not fully human. At the time, Illinois did not even allow blacks to move there into the state -- did you know that?

Many whites would not walk across the street to piss on a black person, much less fight a war to free him.   Lincoln had to change those folks mind, and get their votes.

Lincoln was shot, for speaking too candidly, about voting rights for blacks.   Booth changed his plan from kidnapping to killing, when he heard Lincoln speak of voting rights for blacks.


Did anyone ever tell you that? 

Douglass knew about that.   You probably did not. And there is much, much more. 





Swift?  Radical?  Zealous?  Determined?
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 WHY LINCOLN EMPHASIZED UNION IN ONE LETTER


WHO LINCOLN WROTE A LETTER TO?  

GREELEY?  THINK AGAIN.  


Stunning how every arm chair Civil War President thinks they know more than Lincoln.  And they know it, because they read one letter Lincoln wrote.
When LIncoln wrote Greely -- four border states were ready to join the Confederacy. Essentially, Lincoln wrote his letter to these border states, using Greely's New York Times, as a way to do it.

Lincoln was parsing words in that letter, he had already said dozens of times, saving the Union was the way to end slavery, and Southern leaders were livid about that.   In fact, Lincoln's House Divided speech created havoc in the South, their leaders claiming that speech was proof Lincoln intended to end slavery by force in the South.

If Lincoln were any more blunt -- less artful -- in his letter to the border states (yes, the letter to Greeley was actually a letter to the border states)  those states very likely go with the confederacy.  There were powerful and many folks in those states urging them to join the Confederacy.

Lincoln knew that.  He knew it very well. Pro-union folks from those states were frantically writing Lincoln, telling him to disavow any wish to end slavery, or those states would join the Confederacy.

Douglass knew that. No one ever told you, yet it's as basic as it gets.


 And remember, - before, during and after that period -- LIncoln wrote hundreds of other letters, gave hundreds of other speeches, showing something quite different than the impression some hope to give, by the Greeley letter,


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Frederick Douglass. What a dumb ass old Fred Douglass was. Didn't know his ass from a banana, right?   


Too bad Douglass didn't know about that letter to Greeley! Oh, he knew?Well, too bad Douglass didn't know about those comments in the Lincoln Douglas debates, then.

Oh, he knew?

Too bad Douglass didn't know what Lincoln did, then.  Oh, he knew?

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Douglas (Frederick) said "it mattered little what language he might employ... it mattered little to us, when we knew him well."  





For example, Douglass knew that repeatedly Stephen A Douglas accused Lincoln of being with a white woman, and  a black man, in public, in a carriage.  A charge that could still get you shot in 1856.

Did you know that? 

Anyone ever tell you that Stephen Douglas told crowds, in the debates, that Lincoln was seen with a white woman and Frederick Douglass in a carriage?   (no, Lincoln had not met F. Douglas yet)

No one ever told you.  And no one ever told you, that kind of activity could get you shot, or beaten.

And it sure as hell was going to make you lose an election.  In fact Stephen Douglas did beat Lincoln then, because he made enough people afraid that LIncoln too "obsessed with equality for the *igger".


YOU DIDN'T KNOW THAT.  

FREDERICK DOUGLASS DID 

So yes, Lincoln had to parse words -- but read Lincoln's FULL speeches, which are amazingly powerful, and radical, for that time, and place.

That's right, even when parsing words, Lincoln was radical and stunning, for that time and place, in front of those people.


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FREDERICK DOUGLASS THE JOKESTER?

Frederick Douglas -- big kidder, right?  

Douglass saw a woman whipped to death by his owner, who screamed scriptures to cover the cries of pain by the victim.  Douglass himself was tortured for trying to escape, escaped again, and was pursued for years.  He went to England to get away from bounty hunters. 

Douglass, even after he was famous, had be purchased, from his own biological father who had raped his mother, that guy was just a fool? 

Take a good look at Douglass's picture, and know his story.  Think he was kidding when he said Lincoln was radical?

Lincoln fooled him?  Really? 

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MOST OF ALL DOUGLASS KNEW

Most of all, Douglass knew what Lincoln was up against -- namely, that most white folks saw blacks as some kind of subhuman inferior being.

In fact the US Supreme Court ruled that blacks were "so inferior"  they were not human beings, not persons, under the law, but property, a fact that few people today have an clue about (see below)

Lincoln was "radical"  according to Stephen A Douglas, just for saying blacks were persons with rights!

Douglass also knew that the real bastards who were trying to bring down Lincoln were in the NORTH, guys like Stephen Douglas, and the Congressmen that wanted Lincoln arrested if he even said slavery should end for the war to end.

You never heard any of that, did you? Douglass knew it, and much more, very well.

Douglass knew well, if Lincoln spoke too bluntly, not only would he lose the election (he did lose, in 1858)  but  he risked getting shot, much earlier than he did get show.

In Illinois, when Lincoln and Douglas debated, it was against the law in Illinois for a black person to even move there.  Did you know that?

 Frederick Douglass knew that.  It would be illegal for Frederick Douglas to move to Illinois before the Civil War.  Did you know that?  Hell no. No one told you. If a black came into the state, he was supposed to keep moving.  Blacks were "inferior beings"  in Illinois too, and Stephen Douglas berated Lincoln often for Lincoln's "obsession" for equality.





Lincoln called "Negro Worshiper"  by New York papers.




 Lincoln's enemies at that time trashed him for just the opposite reason, a fact Lincoln detractors today, seem blissfully unaware of.

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LINCOLN?  Radical to end slavery?  That's hilarious!  Poor Frederick Douglass, such a sucker.   Man, Lincoln conned that fool.

Lincoln ZEALOUS?   


Are you kidding!!  Everyone knows Lincoln was "reluctant" to free the slaves, and promised the South he was not out to destroy slavery where it existed.

Didn't Douglass know anything?

 Even the "Lincoln" scholars admit old Abe wrote that entire letter to Greeley, that he was out to save the Union. 

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SWIFT?


Border states did not matter, no matter what Lincoln tried to say. 

Lincoln SWIFT?   Frederick Douglass may have been a genius, but he was sure a dumb ass about Lincoln, even though he was there.  Lincoln was so slow to do anything. 

Who cares about border states?  Lincoln did say he hoped God was on Union side, but he really needed Kentucky on the Union side, or all was lost.

What did Lincoln know?  



Border States?  So what?   It's not just one Lincoln  letter, even if that was written to keep the border states from joining the Confederacy.  Okay, so  the North loses the Civil War if those four states join Jeff Davis. So Lincoln was trying to keep those four states in the Union.  Big deal.

It's still terrible, awful, that Lincoln wrote a letter about Union!

Never mind that later, when he was able, Lincoln kicked slavery in the ass sideways, as soon as he could, and kicked slavery so completely, one historian said "He killed the Southern God of slavery, forever."


BLACKS ARE NOT HUMAN, WE MAY KILL THEM ALL

 Never mind that some Southern leaders were warning that they would have to kill all the slaves, if anyone tried to stop the spread of slavery (see below).

No one told you that, but every dumb ass seems to know about Lincoln's letter to Greeley. No, they don't know context, when, or what was going on, but they know it.

No, they don't know Southern leaders promised war-- then delivered it -- if Lincoln did not obey their ultimatums to spread slavery.

Oh you never heard of Southern ultimatums of 1861?   But you know about one letter Lincoln wrote for political purposes?

Maybe you are the dumb ass, not Douglass?

Because Douglass knew about the War Ultimatums, the genocide threats, and the fact most whites, even in the North in 1862, would not walk across the street to spit on a black person, much less fight a war to free them.

Never mind that Southern leaders promised war, and issued war ultimatums if anyone tried to stop them from spreading slavery to the Pacific (see below).

Never mind that Southern leaders said blacks were not even human beings,  and the Confederacy was based on "the great moral" scientific and religious truth that God gave the inferior black race to the South, to punish for biblical sins (Vice President of CSA, Alexander Stephens).

That's all fine -- no one even mentions that!

But Lincoln writes a letter to keep the border states in the UNION?

OMG what a horrible vile man.  How on earth can God forgive him?    A tyrant.  Such a tyrant!  

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PATCHING TOGETHER

In fact, that is exactly what many have done, patch together a few words here, a few there.  

 LIncoln gave over 2000 speeches, with stunning power,  "kicking slavery in the ass sideways -- he kicked slavery so hard, the God of slavery fell over and died"  .

Those "quotes" are often from the LIncoln Douglas debates -- where the full speech, given in context, shows Lincoln was amazingly powerful for equality.    Yet those clever "quotes" give the opposite impression.

In the video above, Lincoln did utter the words, blacks are NOT my equal, right? But was that his message? HELL NO. Quite the reverse, actually.


And Lincoln was effective -- this kind of rhetoric is why so many people started to change their minds.  



If Lincoln had gotten up and said "Hell yes, blacks are equal, and they should have the same rights as you, your daughter should be able to marry a black person. Please vote for me"   He would have probably been shot, a lot sooner than he was. 


Lincoln kept talking, in that clip you see it, he SAID she is not my equal, then blasted the living shit out of that sentiment, not ten seconds later.

No one -- no one -- was as effective as Lincoln.  Yes, some speakers were more direct, but they were not running for office, they were not in Illinois speaking to people who thought blacks should all go back to Africa. 

Guess-- go ahead, really, guess -- which part of that speech LIncoln detractors use?   The part where he said she is NOT my equal.

Lincoln was parsing words -- he was very good at it, and no one who was there was confused.  


But you can chop off a sentence or two, and make Lincoln sound horrible.  Lincoln wisely  disarmed the public with his humor -- he did not directly refute their deep prejudices.   Then he presented his points in a stunningly effective way.




Here is something you don't know, nor would those who trash LIncoln ever tell you, if they knew.



Stephen A Douglas regularly called Lincoln everything from a radical "Nigger lover"  to "Nigger Worshiper"   that wanted your daughters and wive's to "sleep with Niggers".



Yes, Douglas used that "N word"  even in the Senate, after his "deal with the devil"  as one historian called it, to help the South spread slavery in return for their support of Stephen Douglas's railroad plans.



The point is, Stephen Douglas called Lincoln a Nigger lover, and obsessed with equality for the "Nigger"  for a very good reason -- people did not want equality for "Niggers".  In Illinois it was illegal for a black person to move to Illinois.



Most people in Illinois had never even seen a slave -- did you know that, or not?



   Stephen A Douglas won that election, in 1858, because he painted Lincoln as a "radical abolitionist".



No one told you that.
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SO LINCOLN WASN'T REALLY AGAINST SLAVERY?

Well, then please tell me, why from 1846 on, certainly after 1854 on, was LIncoln accused of being "obsessed with equality for the Nigger".

If you knew all of Lincoln's actions, and all of Lincoln's speeches, you would know, Lincoln's enemies at the time were right, he was obsessed with ending slavery, first by stopping the spread of it.

But you would have to know what the hell he did and said.

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FIRST OF ALL -- NO ONE ELSE CAME CLOSE

Going where he did, and when he did, was radical -- even dangerous.  Lincoln's friend, Lovejoy, was killed for speaking too candidly against slavery.  Did you know that, or not?

No one ever told you that, did they? Douglass knew.

Lincoln himself was killed, after he spoke too candidly, for voting rights for blacks.   Booth heard his speech about voting rights for "educated blacks"  and changed his plan from kidnapping, to killing.

No one ever told you that, did they? Douglass knew.

See, it matters what the hell you know. It would help if those trashing Lincoln would know his full speeches and full actions, but they don't, and they seem to like it that way. 
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POLK SALAD  1846 - 1865

 Lincoln had a long history of 1846 on,  of taking radical (for the time) stands.  He stood to President Polk,  actually accusing Polk correctly, of pushing for a war against Mexico, to steal land that would be used to spread slavery.

No one told you that, did they.

When Lincoln could not shame Polk and others from a war to spread slavery, Lincoln pushed  for Wilmont Proviso 40 times,  that would have kept slavery out of the areas US just stole from Mexico.  Lincoln was on the "shit list"   of slave owners ever after.

No one told you that, did they?

Lincoln as Congressman,  tried to end slavery in DC.

No one told you that, did they.

Did those who trash Lincoln -- or act like he didn't care about slavery, ever tell you about  12 years that Lincoln did nothing but speak and travel around, get into office, as President, then kick slavery in the ass?

You mean they forgot to mention that?   But they told you about a letter to Greeley, out of context. 

That whole "kicking slavery in the ass sideways"   meant nothing, right?   

Even after Lincoln could have kept the Union together, but STILL kicked slavery until it was dead dead dead, that was just for show.

That letter to Greeley means the 2000 other letters, the 2000 other speeches, don't matter.   

Right? 

That some Northern Congressmen wanted Lincoln arrested if he even spoke the words "slavery must end, for the war to end" -- that means nothing?

Get the full set of facts, and those who trash Lincoln, out of stupidity or malice, won't be so stupid.  

Frederick Douglass was smart enough to know the full story. 
Douglass knew  context -- like the fact some Northern Congressmen wanted Lincoln arrested for simply saying the Civil War should end slavery.  Douglass knew full speeches, and mostly, Douglass knew Lincoln's full actions.





LINCOLN WANTS YOUR DAUGHTERS TO SLEEP WITH "NIGGERS".





It was still dangerous -- physically dangerous - in most of the USA,in all of the South, and in Kansas, to even speak openly against slavery.   Even in Illinois, it was political suicide to be seen as an "abolitionist".  LIncoln LOST the Senate race in IL, because too many people thought he was "A nigger lover"  that would "bring Niggers" into Illinois and give them "equal rights"  and let them "be with your women".



No one told you that, did they. Not in your entire life.





SEE CLIP  BELOW -- remember Douglas used the word "Nigger" in the debates, most newspapers cleaned that up.  Douglas even used the word "Nigger" in the Senate, to show his solidarity with Southern leaders, though they would use the word "Negro".  





LINCOLN'S TECHNIQUE LEARNED IN COURT.

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SAD FACT

Most Lincoln "scholars" could not for the life of them, tell you what the Southern War Ultimatums were, in 1861.

Yet it was headlines in Richmond and New York newspapers, and the Vice President of the Confederacy tried to visit Lincoln, to hand him those war ultimatums. Lincoln well knew the war ultimatums.

Frederick Douglass knew.

SAD FACT II

Most Lincoln "scholars"  can not tell you what Lincoln said in his House Divided Speech, where LIncoln said slavery would end, or the Union would end.  Southern leaders had it right, LIncoln's  house divided speech was Lincoln's assertion that keeping Union together, meant an end to slavery.

That's right, Southern leaders spotted Lincoln's meaning in House Divided, and said so.  Keeping the Union together meant an end to slavery.  

Frederick Douglass knew.

SAD FACT III

Most Lincoln "scholars" could not tell you who the Northern Congressmen were, that wanted President Lincoln arrested, if he even said the words "slavery must end"  as a goal of the Civil War.
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OVER AND OVER AND OVER

THE LINCOLN TECHNIQUE 

Lincoln spoke over 2000 times from 1853 on, no one spoke more often, more places, and more effectively than Lincoln.

And Lincoln spoke to people, many of whom would not walk across the street to spit on a black person if they were on fire, much less fight a war to end slavery.

Lincoln's genius was getting a population, most of whom did not want blacks anywhere near them, to fight a war that stopped the spread of slavery, and in the process, ended slavery itself.

LIncoln spoke of slavery -- why it had to end.  His House Divided speech specifically was about Southern leaders were spreading slavery by design, a design that would force slavery into all the Union, into the rest of the USA, even into states that already were free states.

In other words, when Lincoln spoke of Union, he was speaking about ending slavery.  To him, and correctly so, keeping the Union together was the only way to stop the spread of slavery.

Over, and over, and over, Lincoln would  seem to agree with a sentiment of the day -- such as blacks are not equal.   

Then, over and over and over, Lincoln would kick the living shit out of that same sentiment.   

Lincoln was very clever about his words, read them closely.   He learned very well to say things in a way that did not offend -- he was running for office. 

Did he give the message that blacks are certainly not my equal.  Hell now -- SHE IS MY EQUAL AND THE EQUAL OF ME AND JUDGE DOUGLAS, AND SHE IS THE EQUAL OF ANY MAN.

Do you see why those lying bastards leave that out?  Lincoln did this over, and over.   Read his FULL speeches.

Yes, he parsed words.  But in that day, in that time, to those people, LIncoln was radical -- he was like nothing most of them ever saw before, he said things many of them never considered before.

But you have to read his FULL speeches, and learn his FULL actions.  So many stupid people have fallen the bullshit that Lincoln "did not really care"  about slavery.

But then what did he do?   He kicked the shit out of that sentiment by thundering - "but in her natural right to eat the food she made with her own hands SHE IS MY EQUAL AND THE EQUAL OF ANY MAN. 

That was damn radical at the time. 

No one - no one - -left a Lincoln speech or debate confused whatsoever that Lincoln loathed slavery and was dedicated first to stop the spread of it, then to kill it, like a cancer is cured, by stopping the spread of it .

People were still in danger where LIncoln was, for being seen as "abolitionist"  -- in fact people were still being killed, in Northern states, for being "too abolitionists"

If you don't know that, you don't know how amazing Lincoln's full speeches were.




WHO ELSE DID WHAT LINCOLN DID?

    
ho -- really -- who the hell else, spent the last 12 years of their lives, every day, all day,  travelling, speaking, and eventually kicking the shit out of slavery?  


Those "abolition speakers"  like Garrison, would not go where Lincoln went, not speak to people Lincoln spoke to.  They stayed in New York, or Maine, and they had crowds who already agreed with them.  Their task was to preach to the choir.

Yes, LIncoln parsed words -- and if he had not, slavery would have continued, and the US would have fallen apart.   

 When you understand that SOuthern leaders, at the same time, were declaring blacks as not even human beings, and calling Lincoln radical for saying they were human beings with natural rights, you won't be so stupid.


Lincoln's task was to not get shot by being too radical an abolitionist, and hopefully get elected.    Many of the people Lincoln spoke to never saw a black person -- did you know that?  And many more thought blacks were sub human.   Anyone remotely for blacks to have any rights at all, could be, and were, called Nigger Lover, Nigger Worshiper, and a "radical abolitionist".
Lincoln WISELY parsed words, so he could change minds, and eventually, get into a position to kick the shit out of slavery.  Speaking candidly would have got him shot a lot sooner,  a fact most people simply don't grasp today.


See the clip above.

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You can take a few words here, a few words there, from the over 2 million words Lincoln spoke over 20 years, and over 2,000 speeches, and make it seem like Lincoln was anything you want to.


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If you read all of Lincoln's speeches and letters, you would know Lincoln spoke about 100 times more about ending slavery than about Union, and spoke about Union as a way to end slavery.

Lincoln's letter to Joshua  Speed, for example, is stunning in it's power and details of what the South was doing -- killing to spread slavery. 

Killing to spread slavery? Yes, Killing to spread slavery.  Lincoln did not speak like that in public, he was polite, perhaps too polite. 

But in his personal letters to Speed HFC.  Learn the letter he wrote to Speed, (at bottom of this page)  and the history behind it, why Lincoln wrote those things to Speed.  Most "Lincoln scholars" even at Lincoln Presidential Library, apparently think Lincoln was wrong.   


 People have written entire books, trashing Lincoln, and always use Lincoln's letter to Greeley.  
Surely they know more than that dumb ass Frederick Douglass, right?

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No, Douglass was not stupid.


One tiny example --- when Lincoln wrote that letter to Greeley, that every dumb ass knows by heart -- Lincoln was ALREADY famous, especially in the South, for saying the Union had to stay together, or the South would spread slavery.


Lincoln had already caused a firestorm in the South, by his Housed Divided Speech.  

The House Divided speech exposed the South's violent and deceptive intention to push slavery by any means -- and the only way to stop them, was to keep the Union together.

WAR IS OVER IN 1862  / SLAVERY SPREADS

 At the time Lincoln wrote the letter to Greeley, most people in the North didn't give a rat's ass about slavery, or even, the spread of it by violence, as promised by Southern leaders.

Most of all, four border states were about to drop out of the Union, and join the Confederacy, a move that would have instantly ended the Civil War, and thereby allow the spread of slavery, as Southern War Ultimatums promised.

So Lincoln was a horrible person to emphasize Union at that time?  He sure as hell emphasized ending slavery other times, and his actions were powerful -- ending slavery.  

There was a war on, and the war would be lost, if Lincoln said "HELL YES,  Southern leaders were right, I am out to end slavery."   Too complicated?  Apparently, it is too complicated, even for many "Lincoln scholars"

But it was not too complicated for Frederick Douglass.  
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KILLING THE WHITE RACE  BY STOPPING SPREAD OF SLAVERY


You probably had no clue, that Southern leaders used Lincoln's House Divided Speech, to "prove" Lincoln was not going to let them spread slavery, and therefore he would kill the white race.   

That might seem preposterous to you now -- Lincoln was going to destroy the white race, by stopping the spread of slavery? WTF?

Read the official declaration by the governor of Florida. He says it pretty well. 




GOV OF FLORIDA:   
LINCOLN WANTS TO STOP THE SPREAD OF SLAVERY.
THAT WOULD DESTROY THE WHITE RACE.





Guess who knew that?   Frederick Douglass (and of course, Greeley knew).    


Keeping the Union together would end slavery over time. Slavery was like a cancer, it had to spread, or it had to die itself. 

Southern leaders said the same thing -- but they used LIncoln's comments as justification to leave the Union and spread slavery outside the union, as their own "War Ultimatums" made clear.

Frederick Douglass knew that. You did not.





ARREST LINCOLN

Also, at the time Lincoln wrote that letter, some Northern Congressmen wanted Lincoln arrested, if he even said slavery should end, for the war to end. 

They did not say Lincoln by name, but they called for the arrest of anyone who said slavery should end, for the war to end.

Did you know that,  yes or no?  Saying slavery should end was some radical shit, until the last part of the Civil War.

And if LIncoln had spoken sooner, more candidly, the border states would have joined the Confederacy.

Did you know that?   Lincoln did, that's the big reason he had to speak carefully.


Guess who knew -- Frederick Douglass knew.


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Douglass not only knew Lincoln, Douglass knew the scum what  Lincoln was up against -- North and South.


Douglass knew that most whites in the North would not walk across the street to piss on a slave, if he were on fire.


Douglass knew that Lincoln enemies hated, taunted, and eventually killed him for being "radical and extreme" for equality.


That may surprise you today, because Lincoln enemies today trash him for exactly the opposite reasons they trashed him then.  


At the time, LIncoln was called "Nigger lover"  " Negro Worshiper"  and "obsessed with equality for the Nigger".

Learn facts -- not bullshit slogans and out of context quotes.

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Ironic that now, Lincoln's enemies accuse him of exactly the opposite.

From 1846, when Lincoln first stood up to President Polk for his attempt to double the size of slavery by provoking a war against Mexico, to steal Texas, Southerners hated Lincoln.


I bet no one ever told you -- in your entire life -- that LIncoln stood up to Polk, and called him out on provoking a war, whose real interest was spreading slavery?

Guess who knew that about Lincoln? Frederick Douglass knew.

Guess who didn't know -- you. Nor your  history teacher. And sure as hell, not those who trash Lincoln today, they didn't tell you, either. Funny how that works. 

Lincoln was eventually killed, hours after Boothe heard him speak about voting rights for blacks.   What's surprising is that Lincoln was not killed much, much sooner.  


F DOUGLASS ONLY KNEW ONE OTHER WHITE

Frederick Douglass once said that the only white man  he ever met, that seemed truly for total equality for the black, was John Brown.

John Brown gave speeches far more militant than Lincoln.

And John Brown's way of ending slavery lasted about 2 hours.  He was caught, he and his sons were hung.

Maybe you can tell the difference? John Brown lasts two hours, gets  nothing done, but give Southern leaders an excuse they used for 150 years.

Lincoln  is smarter, he parses words, but gets elected, then kicks slavery in the ass sideways.

 Which way do you think was more effective?

Go on, take all the time you need. 


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LINCOLN'S TECHNIQUE 

VALIDATE --SEEM TO AGREE -- THEN KICK ASS



Part of that was Lincoln's technique -- on purpose, Lincoln would SEEM to agree with a sentiment in one part of a speech, then demolish that same sentiment a few sentences, or even in the next sentence.

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DANGEROUS ABOLITIONIST.

The term "abolitionist"  was just above child molester and below rapist,  to most people, at the time, where and when Lincoln spoke.

Even 30 years later, old timers  writing in 1880's and 1890's would comment how "abolitionist"  was once a vile term, and dangerous to be called that.

LINCOLN'S AUDIENCE 

Many people going to hear Lincoln thought blacks were retarded, sub human,  even dangerous.  

Stephen A Douglas knew this very well, and repeatedly told crowds Lincoln was obsessed with equality for the "Nigger" and that Lincoln would have your wife and daughters "be with Niggers".

Douglas said the word "Nigger" and most newspapers cleaned that up.

   New York papers made fun of Lincoln for being a "Negro Worshiper"  and showed LIncoln with a "brain damaged Negro"  and accusing LIncoln of admiring the "Negro intellect"

Others accused LIncoln of being seen in a carriage with a white woman and a black man, something that could get you shot or hung in some areas.  

Bet you didn't know that.



OFFICIALLY SUB HUMAN


In fact, the US Supreme Court had ruled blacks were not human beings, not persons, did you know that? 

Seriously, did you know that?

 Blacks were "so inferior" they were property, not persons.



Importantly, LINCOLN CHANGED PEOPLE'S MINDS

This technique of Lincoln was such that people who hated him at the start, were on his side, at the end.  The press were eager to cover him -- he had crowds from in every city he visited -- sometimes miles of road was covered with folks waiting to hear him.

Did you know that?  DId you know when Lincoln went into Charleston, there were more people show up than were in the entire area? 

And they lined up along the road for MILES to see him.

LIncoln's humor, his "rope a dope" and his intelligence, came across.  He could not have done that if he had spoken in extreme terms, like an abolitionist preacher from New York would speak.

But no abolitionist speaker from New York would go where LIncoln did, and say what Lincoln said.

Get the picture yet?


Really, the fear of black men taking white women, was something guys like Stephen A Douglas harped on endlessly, in every Lincoln Douglas debate, and in almost every speech he ever made about slavery!!

Did you know that?

This was a very real sentiment at the time -- and Lincoln was trying to win an election.  Even so, Lincolns FULL speech were stunning and powerful for equality -- and the need to end slavery, and the need to stop the spread of slavery.

No one told you that, did they?

No one else did this -- did you know that?  Lincoln's technique was something he developed, and he used it to change history.    Yes, it allows stupid people now to misquote him, -- Lincoln would accept that.  There were people even then that said Lincoln was too agreeable at times.

But Lincoln won, he eventually became President, defeated Douglas, defeated the South, and ended slavery.   What the hell have you done lately?  Maybe Lincoln's way of kicking ass, worked?

 FREDERICK DOUGLAS KNEW.


Was Frederick Douglass stupid?  Did he just  need white guys to tell him what was going on, in 1845-1861?

Actually Douglass was not stupid at all - maybe you are, through no  fault of your own.


YOU ONLY KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TOLD.


You are only as smart as your information is complete.

Do you know Lincoln's amazing history from 1846 on, such as standing up to President Polk, calling him out on stealing Texas in order to spread slavery?


Bet you had no clue.


Did you know Lincoln was hated in some circles, because he called out President Polk on the scam to provoke a war with Mexico, in order to steal Texas, and double the size for slavery?

You probably don't even know the Mexican War was about slavery, but it sure as hell was, and everyone knew it, at the time.

 FREDERICK DOUGLAS KNEW.

Did you know as Congressmen in 46, Lincoln tried to end slavery in DC?   No one told you that, did they?

 FREDERICK DOUGLAS KNEW.

Did  you know from 1846 on, two people where "obsessed" with slavery in the territories?   Jefferson Davis was one -- he wanted slavery pushed  into the territories, by force.

The other was Abraham LIncoln -- he tried to stop Jeff Davis from pushing slavery into the territories,

LIncoln got back into politics, 1853, because of the Kansas Act that lead directly to the Civil War.

Did you know that?

 FREDERICK DOUGLAS KNEW.

Frederick Douglass knew that.  

Bet you had  no clue.
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Lincoln's enemies said he was "obsessed with equality for the Nigger".

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LINCOLN THE "NIGGER LOVER"  "WANTS YOUR DAUGHTERS TO SLEEP WITH NIGGERS"

Yes -- Douglas regularly used the term "nigger."

But more basic, Lincoln's political enemy kept beating him -- BECAUSE they were able to portray him as a "Nigger lover".

IN fact, New York papers called Lincoln a "Negro Worshiper". 

No one told you that, did they?



Most newspapers cleaned it up, but  Stephen Douglas was obstinate about the use of the  use of the word "Nigger".


Even in the US Senate, where  even SOuthern Senators used the word "Negro"  Douglas was well known to use "Nigger".  Why?

Stephen A Douglas was trying extremely hard to curry favor with Jefferson Davis and Southern vote, both to get their support of his railroad ideas, that would have made him fabulously wealthy, and to make him President in 1860.

If not for Lincoln, DOuglas would have been both President, and wealthy.  But the price Douglas was willing to give, Lincoln would not permit -- the spread of slavery into all of the West, and eventually, into all states, North and SOuth.

It sounds preposterous today to think slavery could ever go into the North.  No, it was not impossible at all, and when you learn what Dred Scott decision was about, you will understand that.

 FREDERICK DOUGLAS KNEW.

  But at times, Douglas was so extreme, like in Charleston, Illinois, reporters said he was spitting and foaming at the mouth, pulling his hair, going from side to side of the stage, yelling about lincoln's love for the "Nigger."


 FREDERICK DOUGLAS KNEW.


Guess who didn't know that?  You. 

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Douglas also knew it was dangerous for Lincoln to speak, where he spoke, when he spoke.  Lincoln's friend, Lovejoy was killed by folks in Illinois, very near where one of the Lincoln - Douglas debates were.


Did you notice Douglas, in the video clip above, mentions Lincoln's friend was Lovejoy?  Hell no you didn't notice. 


But he mentioned Lovejoy -- and said Lincoln wants your daughters to sleep with "Niggers" (Douglas said "Nigger")   so that people would believe LIncoln was dangerous, he was so radical.





People today just have no clue, how dangerous it was to be called an "abolitionist"  at the time Lincoln ran for Senate.  



When Douglas called LIncoln a "Nigger lover"  which he did, and obsessed with equality for the NIgger, which he did, and when he told people as a joke, he saw Lincoln that day in a carriage with Frederick Douglass and a white woman -- that was all dangerous and deliberate -- and it worked.

Douglas WON that Senate seat -- Lincoln was hoping to kick Douglas out of the Senate, where he was doing much harm to the folks in Kansas by his back door support of Atchison.

Today we think abolitionist is good thing -- at the time, abolitionist were considered a run below child molesters, in the minds of many, even those who were against slavery, thought "abolitionist"  were too extreme.

Bet you didn't know that.


 FREDERICK DOUGLAS KNEW.


Yes, Lincoln did parse words, but taken as a whole, his entire speech, were powerful and extreme. No one went where Lincoln did, when he did, and spoke who he did, with anything remotely like the fervor Lincoln did.

STUPID PEOPLE DON'T KNOW OR EVEN SUSPECT.


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SOMEONE TOLD STUPID PEOPLE  


Four sentences out of context

Two sentences in a letter, also out of context.

When you examine all those "terrible" Lincoln quotes,   there are only about a half dozen, out of thousands upon thousands of speeches.

Furthermore --if you read those quotes IN CONTEXT,  and read the full speech, you wont be so stupid.  Lincoln had to parse words at times.

   BUT READ THE FULL SPEECHES -- 

   NOT EDITED QUOTES   



Lincoln gave over 2000 speeches, from 1854, nearly every day, all day, Lincoln spoke, and travelled to speak, against slavery.  Read those FULL speeches, you wont be so stupid.

Who spoke more?  More often? More tenaciously?

NO ONE. 

Those folks who claim Lincoln "did not care"  about slavery, maybe their dumb ass could  find anyone who spoke 2000 times, when and where LIncoln did, against slavery?


Where Lincoln went, other "abolitionist"  would not go,  did you know that?   Garrison never went to Alton.  Frederick Douglass never went to Charleston IL. 
 Lincoln even went to Kansas, when Kansas was still "hot as hell"  in killing sprees to spread slavery.

          The "big name" abolitionist  stayed in  Maine, Philadelphia, Rochester, and safely spoke to groups who already agreed with them, and paid to hear them.  They did not go into the general public in areas that Lincoln went.

NO one told you that, did they?  Ever. 

 FREDERICK DOUGLAS KNEW.


Yes, Lincoln did parse words

. But read his full speeches -- stunning in their power, their clarity and their damnation of slavery, the evils of it, and the evils of the bastards trying to spread it.

If you even read his full speeches, you can't possibly name anyone else who spoke more powerfully, more often, and more effectively, than Abraham Lincoln. Not even the great Frederick Douglass spoke as often -- nor changed more minds -- that Abraham Lincoln.

  Did Frederick Douglass not know about Lincoln's two sentences to Greeley?  Yes, Douglass knew, and spoke about it.   Read his speeches about Lincoln carefully, he spoke as carefully as Lincoln did.

Did Douglass not know the four sentences  from Lincoln Douglas debates? Yes, he knew. Douglass knew every line of all the debates, and you probably have no clue what the thrust of those debates were, much read them all.

Gee -- if Frederick Douglass wasn't a dumb ass, maybe he would know what YOU know.  Shit,you read it in BOOKS, entire paragraphs!


Who does Frederick Douglass think he's fooling!  

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WHAT DOUGLAS KNEW  - AND YOU DON'T. 
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In Kansas and all of the Deep South, you could be arrested and publicly tortured for owning the wrong book.  Yes, owning the wrong book, was a crime.


And you could not possibly know which books were against the law.  A judge and jury would decide that, at your trial.   Anything which questioned slavery, or said that God did not ordain slavery, could get you punished.


Even in Illinois, especially Southern IL -- it was not wise for your safety, to speak to bluntly about equality. People were still being killed in IL, for such mistakes.


Lincoln's friend Lovejoy was killed by a mob -- burned to death in his newspaper office- - for putting out a newspaper about equality.


Did you know that? Hell no.


Guess who did know that?


Frederick Douglass knew.

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ILLEGAL AND DANGEROUS.

 It was illegal in most of the country to even speak openly  against slavery -- in Kansas and the Deep South, for example, you could be arrested for speaking publicly, against slavery.

In Southern Illinois, while it was legal to speak against slavery,  it was still risky to speak too bluntly. Lincoln's full speeches are powerful, stunningly so.  


OUT OF CONTEXT QUOTES CAN TURN UP TO DOWN

But you have to read the full speeches to grasp how radical Lincoln was.


First, just the number of speeches -- over 2000.   Second, where he spoke, when he spoke.  

Read all his speeches, and you wont say stupid things like "Lincoln was not against slavery"  God, it takes a dumb ass to say such a thing.  But people who know only a few quotes, and not the whole speech, are stupid.  

THUNDER

Lincoln  brought the thunder, and no  one -- NO ONE EVER -- left his speech  and thought he was okay with slavery, or was using it for political edge.     Most of the people he spoke to were FINE with slavery,  and considered abolitionist dangerous lunatics. You either get that or not.

 FREDERICK DOUGLAS KNEW.

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I saw Lincoln with a nigger and a white woman, in a carriage

During the Lincoln Douglas debates, Stephen A Douglas spent  time, telling the crowds that Lincoln was not only a "Lover of the Negro"  and "obsessed with equality of the Nigger" -- Douglas went further, and made up stories that he had seen Lincoln and Frederick Douglas, together in a carriage, with a white woman.


For those people who tell me "Sure I read the debates" -- they never know that. In fact, I'd say very few people ever got through the LIncoln Douglas debates, because they are tedious and confusing, unless you know the details they are both speaking of, very very well.

And most people do not know the details they are talking about.



Douglas taunts Lincoln -- saying many people think Fred Douglass is  a very good man.  OVer and over and over, Stephen Douglas tried to tie LIncoln to the most dangerous man most whites could think of by name -- Frederick Douglass.

It was no accident Stephen Douglas kept bringing up LIncoln's "Love for the Nigger" --  and that LIncoln wanted your daughters to sleep with Niggers.  

And it worked -- Stephen Douglas won that elections. Try to grasp that. 
From Lincoln Douglas debates.  Douglas makes up stories about Lincoln's "Nigger" friends. 


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FULL ACTIONS


Many people today cherry pick Lincoln quotes. His letter to Greeley, most of all.  Im not sure if they just repeat those who edited LIncoln's word, or if they did.


Why not also talk about what Lincoln DID.  His full speeches, etc are stunning, when you learn the fullness of them.

But what Lincoln DID was stunning too.

And even his "cherry picked quotes". Read them closely -- Lincoln knew how to parse words. He had already spoke for years, that the Union had to stay, for slavery to end.

Did you know that? Keeping the Union together was the ONLY way to stop the spread of slavery, and the ONLY way to end slavery over time?

Lincoln said so, over and over. The reason Lincoln was so eager to keep the Union together -- and he said so -- was so that slavery could not spread.  How do people miss that?

They don't listen to Lincoln's FULL SPEECHES.

SO when LIncoln wrote Greeley, Greely and eveyrone else knew Lincoln was parsing words. 


NO ONE ELSE

In fact, from 1854, on, Lincoln was on the road, making 2-3-4-5 speeches a day about ending slavery.


In the over 2000 speeches, he mentioned slavery and the need to end it,  maybe about 25 times as much as he mentioned Union.

Can you name anyone, white or black, who went where Lincoln did, when and why Lincoln did, doing what Lincoln did?

No, you can't.  Lincoln was radical, for his time and place, running for office, no one comes close.


WHY LINCOLN RAN FOR SENATE.

Often overlooked today -- why did Lincoln run for office?


To get Stephen Douglas out of the US Senate, where he controlled, literally, all legislation and discussion of Kansas Territory, in Congress. 


Lincoln well knew of Stephen Douglas duplicity in helping Aitchison and Davis killing sprees in Kansas, and knew of S Douglas role in Kansas Nebraska Act.


You have no clue about either thing, do you?


Guess who did know?


 FREDERICK DOUGLAS KNEW.










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LINCOLN KILLED THE SOUTHERN GOD



LINCOLN KILLED SOUTHERN GOD

If "historians" now want to play this game of cherry picking a few words here, and there, let's play that game. Lincoln is radical, extreme, and "obsessed" with equality for the "Nigger"  said Stephen A Douglas.

In fact, per Stephen A Douglas and Jefferson Davis,  Lincoln was a traitor - yes, he used the word traitor -- for even saying blacks where human beings that have inalienable rights.





SEE THIS VIDEO -- REALLY
YOU WILL LEARN SOMETHING 

I bet no one ever told you, not once, not ever, that Lincoln's enemies said he was a traitor, and urging violent "revolution"  for saying blacks were human beings, persons. and had inalienable rights.

Newspapers said Lincoln "worshiped Negroes" while Stephen A Douglass wrote that Lincoln was a traitor -- and to his face,   Judge Douglas said Lincoln wanted your daughters to sleep with -- not Negroes-- Davis used the N word.


Lincoln wants your daughters to sleep with and marry "Niggers".


Historians have cleaned it up- some newspapers cleaned it up, but some newspapers reported it frankly. 






This basic fact of history is not taught this way, but it was well known then.


The Lincoln Douglas debates were about this very point -- Stephen A Douglas accusing Lincoln of all manner of evils  for saying blacks should be persons under the law, and have all the rights of any person. 


No - that is no exaggeration, at all.


That's not  kinda what Stephen A Douglas said. That's not sorta what he said, out of context.


That is exactly what Stephen A Douglas said.


And Stephen A Douglas had a point, if you accept Dred Scott decision, as Douglas did.


 Where do the  "historians" like Foner, McPherson even mention that?


Do they mention Lincoln's long history of kicking slavery in the ass, as much as he could, as soon as he could, and as effectively as he could.


No -- they play "cherry pick"  the quotes. There are dozens, hundreds of Lincoln quotes where he is as powerful, effective and radical as can be.


Why not tell you those quotes?


Really, why not?



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Douglass knew Lincoln ---- but even more, Douglass knew what Lincoln was up against.

. There can be no neutrals in this war; only patriots and traitors.


Lincolns private letter to Speed about the killers in Kansas.


I do oppose the extension of slavery, because my judgment and feelings so prompt me; and I am under no obligation to the contrary. If for this you and I must differ, differ we must. 

You say if you were President, you would send an army and hang the leaders of the Missouri outrages upon the Kansas elections; still, if Kansas fairly votes herself a slave state, she must be admitted, or the Union must be dissolved. But how if she votes herself a slave State unfairly -- that is, by the very means for which you say you would hang men? 

Must she still be admitted, or the Union be dissolved? That will be the phase of the question when it first becomes a practical one. In your assumption that there may be a fair decision of the slavery question in Kansas, I plainly see you and I would differ about the Nebraska-law. I look upon that enactment not as a law, but as violence from the beginning. It was conceived in violence, passed in violence, is maintained in violence, and is being executed in violence.

 I say (slavery) was conceived in violence, because the destruction of the Missouri Compromise, under the circumstances, was nothing less than violence. It was passed in violence, because it could not have passed at all but for the votes of many members in violence of the known will of their constituents. It is maintained in violence because the elections since, clearly demand it's repeal, and this demand is openly disregarded. You say men ought to be hung for the way they are executing that law; and I say the way it is being executed is quite as good as any of its antecedents. It is being executed in the precise way which was intended from the first; else why does no Nebraska man express astonishment or condemnation? Poor Reeder is the only public man who has been silly enough to believe that any thing like fairness was ever intended; and he has been bravely undeceived.
That Kansas will form a Slave Constitution, and, with it, will ask to be admitted into the Union, I take to be an already settled question; and so settled by the very means you so pointedly condemn. 

By every principle of law, ever held by any court, North or South, every negro taken to Kansas is free; yet, in utter disregard of this -- in the spirit of violence merely -- that beautiful Legislature gravely passes a law to hang men who shall venture to inform a negro of his legal rights.

 This is the substance, and real object of the law. If, like Haman, they should hang upon the gallows of their own building, I shall not be among the mourners for their fate.

In my humble sphere, I shall advocate the restoration of the Missouri Compromise, so long as Kansas remains a territory; and when, by all these foul means, it seeks to come into the Union as a Slave-state, I shall oppose it. 

I am very loth, in any case, to withhold my assent to the enjoyment of property acquired, or located, in good faith; but I do not admit that good faith, in taking a negro to Kansas, to be held in slavery, is a possibility with any man. Any man who has sense enough to be the controller of his own property, has too much sense to misunderstand the outrageous character of this whole Nebraska business. 

But I digress. In my opposition to the admission of Kansas I shall have some company; but we may be beaten. If we are, I shall not, on that account, attempt to dissolve the Union. 

On the contrary, if we succeed, there will be enough of us to take care of the Union. I think it probable, however, we shall be beaten. Standing as a unit among yourselves, you can, directly, and indirectly, bribe enough of our men to carry the day -- as you could on an open proposition to establish monarchy. Get hold of some man in the North, whose position and ability is such, that he can make the support of your measure -- whatever it may be -- a democratic party necessity, and the thing is done.

 Appropos [sic] of this, let me tell you an anecdote. Douglas introduced the Nebraska bill in January. In February afterwards, there was a call session of the Illinois Legislature.

 Of the one hundred members composing the two branches of that body, about seventy were democrats. These latter held a caucus, in which the Nebraska bill was talked of, if not formally discussed. It was thereby discovered that just three, and no more, were in favor of the measure.

 In a day of two Douglas's [sic] orders came on to have resolutions passed approving the bill; and they were passed by large majorities!!!

 The truth of this is vouched for by a bolting democratic member. The masses too, democratic as well as whig, were even, nearer unanimous  against it; but as soon as the party necessity of supporting it, became apparent, the way the democracy began to see the wisdom and justice of it, was perfectly astonishing.